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PRIMARY. That which is first or principal; as primary evidence, or that evidence which is to be admitted in the first instance, as distinguished from secondary evidence, which is allowed only when primary evidence cannot be had.
     2. A primary obligation is one which is the principal object of the contract; for example, the primary obligation of the seller is to deliver the thing sold, and to transfer the title to it. It is distinguished from the accessory or secondary obligation to pay damages for not doing so. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 702.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Occlusion in the primary dentition: study of children at 2 and one-half to 3 years of age.
Characteristics of primary dentition occlusion in a group of Saudi children.
Primary dentition with a lot of space between teeth is ideal in a young child because adult teeth are twice the size.
Evaluation of the effects of orthodontic pacifiers on the primary dentitions of 24 to 59 month old children: preliminary study.
carious surfaces mean [+ or -] SD (range) All dentition 10.7 [+ or -] 8.9 [+ or -] 9.8 [+ or -] 7.3 (2-42) 5.9 (2-38) 6.8 (2-42) Primary dentition 8.5 [+ or -] 7.4 [+ or -] 8.0 [+ or -] 7.1 (0-42) 5.8 (0-34) 6.5 (0-42) Permanent dentition 2.1 [+ or -] 1.5 [+ or -] 1.8 [+ or -] 2.3 (0-12) 2.5 (0-14) 2.4 (0-14) Occlusal surfaces 5.2 [+ or -] 4.4 [+ or -] 4.8 [+ or -] 2.8 (0-12) 2.4 (1-11) 2.7 (0-12) Lingual surfaces 1.1 [+ or -] 0.7 [+ or -] 0.9 [+ or -] 1.4 (0-9) 1.1 (0-5) 1.3 (0-9) Buccal surfaces 1.2 [+ or -] 0.7 [+ or -] 1.0 [+ or -] 1.6 (0-9) 1.1 (0-6) 1.4 (0-9) Mesial surfaces 1.5 [+ or -] 1.2 [+ or -] 1.4 [+ or -] 1.8 (0-11) 1.5 (0-10) 1.7 (0-11) Distal surfaces 1.7 [+ or -] 1.8 [+ or -] 1.8 [+ or -] 1.8 (0-8) 1.8 (0-9) 1.8 (0-9) Table 2.
In this article, we describe our evaluation of the dentofacial morphology in relation to the pharyngeal airway space in OSAS patients of preschool age with primary dentition.
Although tooth extraction is a common intervention to provide oral health among children attending dental clinics in developing countries (14), data about the reasons for tooth loss in primary dentition are limited (2,3).
Thus, the conservative approach in the management of crown-root fracture in primary dentition should be emphasised.
The aim of this article is to present two rare cases of molariform supernumerary teeth in the central incisor region in die primary dentition. The treatment plan consisted of surgical extraction of the supernumerary teeth and observation of permanent central incisors for proper eruption and alignment.
Complications in the primary dentition. Endod Dent Traumatol.